[Samba] Windows 7 Beta and Samba PDC

Nicolas Triantafillou nickt at bigworldtech.com
Mon Jan 19 03:25:25 GMT 2009

Hi all,

I've been playing around with the Windows 7 Beta to see if it's viable 
for our company and I've been testing it with samba. I've been able to 
browse shares via \\server\sharename without a problem but I'm unable to 
get it to connect to the samba pdc (which currently works fine with XP / 

The error is "The following error occurred attempting to join the domain 
"MICROFORTE": The specified domain either does not exist or could not be 

I'm unsure how to interpret samba logs, if this little section doesn't 
help I've uploaded a larger section here: http://pastebin.ca/1312207

[2009/01/19 14:14:07,  4] nmbd/nmbd_packets.c:process_dgram(1283)
   process_dgram: datagram from ATHENA<00> to MICROFORTE<1c> IP for \MAILSLOT\NET\NETLOGON of type 18 len=59
[2009/01/19 14:14:07,  4] nmbd/nmbd_processlogon.c:process_logon_packet(82)
   process_logon_packet: Logon from code = 0x12
[2009/01/19 14:14:07,  3] nmbd/nmbd_processlogon.c:process_logon_packet(351)
   process_logon_packet: SAMLOGON sidsize 0 ntv 11

The Vista fix of changing the 'Network Security: LAN Manager 
authentication level' policy to 'LM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session 
security if negotiated' hasn't helped at all.

I'm running samba 3.2.5-3 on Debian.

Any ideas/suggestions?



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